College Sports

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) looks to pass against TCU during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)

Okla. 3rd, Iowa 4th, Irish 6th

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Oklahoma moved into third and Iowa was fourth in the new College Football Playoff rankings as Notre Dame slipped to No. 6. Clemson and Alabama remained the top two teams in the third-to-last committee rankings. The Sooners (10-1) seem to be in solid shape with only one game left in their season. Oklahoma will play at Oklahoma State on Saturday with a chance to win the Big 12. The Cowboys dropped to 11th after losing its first game of the season Notre Dame (10-1) also plays its last game of the season Saturday, a possible resume-builder against Stanford, which is ninth in the rankings. “In … 0

Moving on from Ohio St.

Monday, November 23, 2015

A season’s worth of skepticism about Ohio State was validated in a loss to Michigan State and the Buckeyes are no longer in the conversation to be No. 1. Not now. Not for the rest of this season. Repeating as national champion is hard, even for the first team to be a unanimous … 0

Favored UMass crunched, 20-13

Sunday, November 22, 2015

AMHERST — It was far from the kind of lasting impression the UMass senior class hoped to leave. Last season, Miami (Ohio) rallied from a 27-point second-quarter deficit to beat the Minutemen, 42-41, snapping its 22-game losing skid. Saturday afternoon, the RedHawks came into McGuirk Alumni Stadium having lost 22 straight road games, and UMass proved the cure to that streak as well … 0

Playoff races; TD record; Upset alert

Friday, November 6, 2015

Huge games, a record-breaking quarterback and some tricky road games for Big Ten powers highlight Week 10 of the college football season. November started with the first College Football Playoff rankings being released, and before we even got … 0

Berger just wants to fit in for Minuteman basketball

Thursday, November 5, 2015

AMHERST — Seth Berger wants to be known as the team guy. The versatile guy. The defensive-stopper guy. The guy who can make a shot in a pinch. But for now, he’s trying to shake the label of … 0

UMass guards against playing out string

Thursday, November 5, 2015

AMHERST — UMass football players made no attempts to hide their disappointment that a bowl was no longer within reach, but the Minutemen felt like there are still things to play for over the final four games. “It’s … 0

Clemson, LSU top first CFP rankings

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Clemson landed the top spot in the first College Football Playoff rankings released Tuesday evening. The Tigers (8-0) were the top team, followed by LSU (7-0) at No. 2, Ohio State (8-0) at No.3 and Alabama (7-1) at No. 4. Ohio State was the No. 1 team in … 0

BC icemen leave UMass in dust, 7-0

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

After a scoreless first period, Boston College erupted for six second-period goals Tuesday night and rolled past UMass, 7-0, in Hockey East action at Conte Forum in Chestnut Hill. Thatcher Demko stopped all 26 shots he faced to record his fourth shutout of the season for the third-ranked … 0

Ball State hands UMass 20-10 loss

Sunday, November 1, 2015

MUNCIE, Ind. — If there’s one treat to take from the UMass football team’s performance on Halloween afternoon, it would be the running game. Despite being ranked second in the Mid-American Conference in passing offense, the Minutemen showed a commitment to the running game against a Ball State … 0

Unbeaten Temple on center stage against Irish

Friday, October 30, 2015

It’s break time for five of the top 10 teams, making this the perfect time for Temple to command the national spotlight. The unbeaten and 21st-ranked Owls host No. 9 Notre Dame in prime time tonight in the … 0

Minutemen start fast, fall hard

Sunday, October 25, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — One-way traffic. That’s where UMass football found itself caught in the second half Saturday, with no means of escape. After two quarters of excellent work to take an 18-point halftime lead, the Minutemen went to pieces against the onslaught of 19th-ranked Toledo, which buried UMass with … 0

Things to watch: Barrett starts; ACC powers on upset alert

Friday, October 23, 2015

It is weeks such as these that often produce the craziest results in college football. Only one game matches ranked teams — No. 15 Texas A&M at No. 25 Mississippi — so pretty much all the contenders are … 0

Midseason report: Best, worst of first half

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

The college football season is only half over and already four FBS coaches have been fired, one was suspended for three games and another future Hall of Famer has resigned. Four preseason top-10 teams are no longer ranked. … 0